If you are a veterinary student with an idea for a research project on improving animal welfare standards, the Animal Welfare Foundation has now opened its Student Research Grants for application.
This week, VetEd 2018 will take place in Utrech. Veterinary educators from across the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands are travelling there to take part in the fantastic programme, including discussion on programmatic assessment and the complexities of curriculum change. The conference is kindly hosted by VSC associate member Utrecht University. Places are fully booked, […]
The Association of Veterinary Students is offering five £200 grants per year to assist with the cost of extra-mural studies, in association with VDS training. This represents a valuable contribution to the grants available for students embarking on this vital stage of their training. To learn more, see the Association of Veterinary Students website.
Veterinary schools have produced the first guide to UK veterinary degrees which contains information directly from admissions staff at each veterinary school. In the guide they lay out the entry requirements, weightings and competition ratios, alongside information on interviews and widening participation initiatives. In addition, they each make the case for their university as a […]
The Veterinary Schools Council has issued a statement regarding the rejection of enshrining animal sentience in law following withdrawal from the European Union. The statement is as follows: Sentience is the ability of an animal to experience feelings such as pain and pleasure. The topic of sentience is embedded in the curricula of UK and other […]
Veterinary employers have responded to the first joint survey of graduates from veterinary schools in the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands. They praised graduates’ competencies in key areas of work while highlighting aspects where improvement can be made. Respondents rated their most recent graduate on a range of different competencies using an on-line survey and […]
The final deadline for the close of the national employer survey has been extended to 14 July 2017. The survey has been developed as a way of simplifying the task of employers feeding back on their recent veterinary graduates. It will provide invaluable feedback to veterinary schools on the quality of the graduates they produce. The survey […]
In this new briefing, the Veterinary Schools Council highlights the key issues surrounding the UK leaving the European Union and how this may affect veterinary education and research. Topics include education and training capacity, and issues for research such as preserving global networks, ensuring funding and retaining staff. The report can be accessed here: Maintaining excellence and sustainability in […]
The Veterinary Schools Council has combined the surveys previously issued by individual universities to veterinary employers onto a single 15-minute survey, launched today. Veterinary schools are encouraging as many employers of veterinary graduates as possible to complete it. Responding to the needs of employers is vital to Veterinary Schools Council member institutions in maintaining the […]
Veterinary Schools Council to ensure that students are able to apply for a loan to cover extra-mural studies Over the past year, the Veterinary Schools Council has been in discussions with the Student Loans Company about the most effective way to administer student maintenance loans for veterinary students. Students studying veterinary medicine are required by […]